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Accept Community Healing Through Art report from the City Arts Program


City arts program manager Jeff Hawthorne and former creative laureate Subashini Ganesan-Forbes will summarize the City's initiative to support Community Healing through Art.

Since April of 2021, a total of $240,000, including $150,000 in City funds, has been invested in community-centered arts events to help Portlanders process the emotional toll of the COVID-19 pandemic, economic recession, racial justice reckoning, climate disasters and other crises of the past two years. This report will summarize those activities and describe some of the impacts.

A written report is attached.

Impact Statement

Agenda Items


Motion to accept the report: Moved by Hardesty and seconded by Rubio. (Y-5)
  • Commissioner Carmen Rubio Yea
  • Commissioner Dan Ryan Yea
  • Former Commissioner Jo Ann Hardesty Yea
  • Commissioner Mingus Mapps Yea
  • Mayor Ted Wheeler Yea

Prepared by

Jeff Hawthorne

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Time Certain

Date and Time Information

Requested Council Date
Requested Start Time
9:45 am
Time Requested
20 minutes
Confirmed Time Certain